When and how did you discover your current medium of choice?
I discovered working with concrete in 2013. I was looking into a few DIYs to photograph and add content to my product photography portfolio. I had a full time job at a motion picture studio and was kind of hating the cubicle life at the time. Started making my pieces and little by little the line grew. I've been doing it full time now for 2 years and have been lucky enough to be able to choose what projects I can dive into because I have more free time. So I never added product photography because this needed up taking my time.
Describe your messiest breakthrough?
This might have to be when I was learning how to make molds with silicone / rubber. It was something much needed to help me with production so I was really excited to begin but I had zero experience with it, so I screwed up so much. I have it down now so I can easily figure out the weirdest angles in molds.
What is your routine of doing your art and what has been helpful in keeping that?
I go thru blocks every now and then and I've found that being out in nature really inspires me. A lot of the work i've been producing is inspired by minerals or textures I see when walking my dog in the evenings. Anytime I'm stuck I just go out make a day trip out of it and look at every detail I can see around me. I also shoot a lot of film photos so anytime I'm designing something custom I like to look back at photos I've taken of places or objects and use the light in the photos to begin the process of my design. Every morning before work I try to meditate, as soon as I get to the studio I light up a palo santo to get the vibe right, turn on some playlist on my phone and begin to work.
What is your most important artist tool? Is there something you can’t live without in your studio?
My sketchbook probably, and my whisk. I mix all the concrete with whisks, it makes everything so smooth and I can work in small batches.
What is your drink of choice in the morning? Coffee, Tea, something else delicious?
ALWAYS coffee, but I’m trying to ease into water/ tea. I can get a bit jittery and then my mind is going 100mph with no direction.
What do you like to listen to when you create?
I'm usually between BadBadNotGood / Solange and Kali Uchis to Beyoncé and Drake and everything in between.
If you were a…
Era: The Future
Food: Im Nicaraguan so Probably some Nicaraguan dish
Artistic Tool: Medium format film camera
Location:818 at golden hour
Beverage: Cold Brew
Song: Loyalty - Kendrick Lamar
Join Krizia for her Concrete Workshop at Makers Mess!
Sunday 9.23 | 10a-12p